5 09, 2016

What’s in a name?


A Blumenfeld in Andalucía constantly ask me why I don't use a more "flamenco" stage name. In fact, just the other day, while handing a supporter and friend a flyer for an upcoming show, she asked when I was [...]

What’s in a name?2018-01-11T21:12:17+00:00
9 03, 2015

Keeping In Touch With Spain


As a flamenco dancer, travel is part of our job, particularly travel to Spain. When I reminisce about Spain, I talk about the beautifully colorful streets, the sunny weather, the jamón, the olive oil, the wine. I miss the day [...]

Keeping In Touch With Spain2018-01-11T21:01:06+00:00
23 02, 2014

The dilemma of finding flamenco shoes


A well-worn pair of my flamenco shoes. Other than our bodies, the shoes we wear are our most important tool of the trade and a musical instrument. They are works of artisan handicraft on top of that. My very first pair [...]

The dilemma of finding flamenco shoes2018-01-11T20:53:16+00:00
9 09, 2013

A taste of Andalucía in Albuquerque….


It suddenly hit me while waiting to catch my plane to NYC last Sunday night that just the day before I had successfully produced, directed, choreographed (and sold out--albeit a small theater) my first show. Although I've performed hundreds of [...]

A taste of Andalucía in Albuquerque….2018-01-11T20:46:08+00:00
3 09, 2013

The adventures continue…


I have decided to keep up my flamenco blogging even now that I am in the United States.  This blog will follow my adventures in flamenco--wherever they lead me, across the U.S. and hopefully back to Spain in the not [...]

The adventures continue…2018-01-11T20:43:34+00:00
4 08, 2013

The real world


"In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm... in the real world all rests on perseverance.--GoetheDancing at Peña Niño Alfalfa earlier this year.  then again, "Everything you can imagine is real." --Pablo PicassoTo say the least this year has been a [...]

The real world2018-01-11T20:43:23+00:00
2 08, 2013

La ética de la danza


"La gran suerte del ser humano es encontrarse con buenos inculcó desde el principio lo que es la ética de la danza antes de la estética." --Antonio Gades("The best luck a human being can have is finding good teachers...from the [...]

La ética de la danza2018-01-11T20:43:16+00:00